April 10, 2017

AD.com: Faye Toogood Was the Master of Milan

Two of her introductions – the wallpaper she designed with Calico and the handmade quilts she stitched for Once Milano (they’re hanging in BDDW) – reflect one of Toogood’s most personal interests: painting. “There is a freedom in this way of working, by hand painting, and I enjoy that very direct sense of craft, without any technology,” she says. For both projects she worked directly on canvas, building up images through appliqué on the quilts, and then encasing a room in her brushstroke renditions of the English countryside, for Calico. “I felt it quite wonderful to literally bring the countryside inside.”

Woodlands, Fields, Moors in Fields is shown above.